WPI Engineers

Overall record: 4-6 - Conference: 3-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/1 at MIT W, 33-7
9/8 vs. Worcester State L, 48-26
9/15 at Union L, 51-17
9/22 vs. RPI L, 31-14
9/29 at Merchant Marine * • L, 35-31
10/6 vs. Norwich * • W, 16-11
10/20 at Springfield * • L, 47-20
10/27 vs. Western Connecticut * • W, 22-15
11/3 at Coast Guard * • W, 49-35
11/10 vs. Plymouth State * • L, 43-14
Overall record: 4-6 - Conference: 3-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/29 at Merchant Marine * • L, 35-31
10/6 vs. Norwich * • W, 16-11
10/20 at Springfield * • L, 47-20
10/27 vs. Western Connecticut * • W, 22-15
11/3 at Coast Guard * • W, 49-35
11/10 vs. Plymouth State * • L, 43-14
Western Connecticut 5-1 8-2
Plymouth State 5-1 7-3
Merchant Marine 3-3 4-5
Springfield 3-3 4-5
WPI 3-3 4-6
Norwich 1-5 4-6
Coast Guard 1-5 2-7

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 LL)
2015 (7-4, 4-3 LL)
2014 (4-6, 3-4 LL)
2013 (3-7, 2-5 LL)
2012 (2-8, 1-6 LL)
2011 (2-7, 1-5 LL)
2010 (3-7, 1-5 LL)
2009 (3-7, 0-7 LL)
2008 (7-3, 4-3 LL)
2007 (4-6, 1-6 LL)
2006 (3-6, 0-6 LL)
2005 (6-3, 4-3 LL)
2004 (5-5, 2-5 LL)
2003 (4-6, 2-4 FFC)
2002 (4-6, 3-3 FFC)
2001 (4-6, 3-3 FFC)
2000 (2-8, 1-5 FFC)
1999 (5-4, 3-3 FFC)

Team Quick Facts



Coach: Chris Robertson (Albany '96)
Conference: FFC
Enrollment: 3627
Location: Worcester, MA
Colors: Crimson, Gray
Stadium: Alumni (2800)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 8, 2016
Merchant Marine Stuns WPI in Wild Second Half; Eckler Sets Career Total Offense Record
WORCESTER – Junior Justin Sydlowski’s (Plymouth, MI) interception with 2:13 to play...
October 1, 2016
Captains Lead Football to Comeback Triumph over Union in Robertson's 100th Win at WPI
WORCESTER – Senior wide receiver Brandon Eccher (Franklin, MA) ran back a punt 78 yards for a...
September 24, 2016
Springfield's Second Half Surge Stuns Football in Liberty League Opener
Springfield, MA --- The Springfield College football team strung together 28-unanswered points and...
September 17, 2016
Eckler and Murtagh Help WPI Cruise to 40-17 Victory at Norwich
Northfield, VT -- Dan Eckler (Stoughton, MA) threw for 343 yards, including touchdowns strikes to...
September 9, 2016
Fast Start Propels WPI Past Worcester State
WORCESTER -- Senior Dan Eckler (Stoughton, MA) helped account for a quartet of touchdowns, including...
August 30, 2016
New England conferences team up for bowl series
The ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NEWMAC will be pulling out of the ECAC's postseason bowls and creating...
November 20, 2015
WPI Falls to Kean in ECAC Presidents Bowl
New Britain, CT --- The Kean defense forced four turnovers and limited the WPI offense to 68 yards...
November 14, 2015
WPI Closes Out Regular Season by Grinding Out 19-17 Road Win at Springfield
Springfield, MA --- Senior Zach Grasis’ second touchdown of the day proved to be the game-winn...
November 7, 2015
Domond and Defensive Stand Key WPI's Dramatic Victory Over Rochester
WORCESTER –Alex Domond returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown with 1:13 remaining to put...
October 31, 2015
League-Leading St. Lawrence Defeats WPI
Canton, NY --- St. Lawrence quarterback Mike Lefflbine tossed three touchdowns and ran for another...
October 23, 2015
Quick Start Powers WPI by Merchant Marine in Liberty League Tilt
WORCESTER – Dan Eckler and Brandon Eccher connected twice for touchdowns in the first quarter...
October 10, 2015
Grasis and Eccher Rally WPI Past Union 29-21
Schenectady, NY --- Zach Grasis ran for 168 yards and a touchdown to lead visiting WPI to a 29-21...
October 3, 2015
Fast Start by No. 25 Hobart Too Much for WPI
Geneva, NY --- A slow start doomed the WPI football team on Saturday as the Engineers fell on the...
September 29, 2015
Catholic jumping to NEWMAC
Catholic University, whose move to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 1999 was the first move...
September 26, 2015
WPI's Second Half Rally Comes Up Short In Transit Trophy Game Versus RPI
WORCESTER – Senior running back Zack Grasis (East Brookfield, MA) ran for 75 yards and two...
September 19, 2015
Defense and Eckler Help WPI Sack Norwich 27-10 to Move to 3-0 for First Time Since 2009
WORCESTER – Junior Dan Eckler threw for 206 yards and 3 TDs and ran for another 60 yards on 10...
September 11, 2015
Eckler and Eccher Electric as WPI Knocks Off Worcester State 27-13
WORCESTER – WPI quarterback Dan Eckler passed for 381 yards, including a 96-yard touchdown...
September 5, 2015
Friday night: MIT gets reverse-engineered; Albright rallies
The second night of the Division III football season featured an all-Engineers battle between WPI...
September 4, 2015
First offense, then defense key WPI to opening win vs. MIT
WORCESTER -- WPI's offense scored 28 first-half points and the defense made a trio of key stops down...
August 10, 2015
Best road trips of 2015: Week 1, Northeast
Let's start our Division III football road trips where the D-III population is the most dense -- the...
August 10, 2015
Best road trips of 2015, Week 10
We have a tidy little road trip for you, a little doubleheader with little driving.
April 8, 2015
New shuffle begins as NEWMAC adds football
The NEWMAC, which sponsors a wide range of Division III sports, is bringing its football teams home,...
November 15, 2014
WPI Makes Program History with Senior Day Victory Over Springfield
Worcester, MA --- Host WPI used a hard-nosed rushing attack, a surprising aerial assault and some...
November 8, 2014
Overtime Field Goal Helps Rochester Down WPI 24-21
Rochester, NY --- Andrew Haber kicked a career-long 36-yard field goal on the final snap of overtime...
November 5, 2014
WPI Sean Murphy's 95-Yard Interception Return Amongst GEICO Play of the Year Finalists
Worcester, MA --- WPI defensive back Sean Murphy's electrifying 95 yard interception return for a...
November 1, 2014
WPI Falls to Liberty League Unbeaten St. Lawrence 20-7
Worcester, MA --- Evan Lapice and James Holley-Grisham each scored a touchdown in the first half as...
October 25, 2014
WPI Edges Merchant Marine 24-23 in Overtime Thriller
Kings Point, NY --- All three facets of the game - offense, defense and special teams - contributed...
October 11, 2014
Murphy and Martel Take Home Pritchard Awards as WPI Tops Union on Homecoming
Worcester, MA --- Sean Murphy claimed the Robert Pritchard Award for Most Outstanding Back and Nate...
October 4, 2014
Nationally-Ranked Hobart Bests WPI 28-14
Worcester, MA --- Senior Patrick Conlan completed 22 of 38 passes for a career-high 257 yards and...
September 27, 2014
WPI Falls to Rival RPI in Annual Transit Trophy Game
Troy, NY --- Running back Mike Tivinis rushed for a pair touchdown and Andrew Franks booted a two...
September 20, 2014
Late Field Goal Dooms WPI in Non-Conference Loss at Norwich
Northfield, VT --- Norwich sophomore kicker Wes Medeiros made a 22-yard field goal with five...
September 12, 2014
WPI Stymied by Worcester State in Home Opener
Worcester, MA --- Worcester State senior quarterback Kevin Bumpus went 23-for-41, threw for 237...
September 5, 2014
Defense Dandy in WPI's Season-Opening Victory at Curry
Milton, MA --- The WPI defense tallied four interceptions, notched a safety, and held host Curry...
December 10, 2013
WPI's Grupp Adds D3football.com All-East Team Honor to Resume
Minneapolis, MN --- WPI offensive lineman Tim Grupp has been selected to the D3football.com All-East...
December 6, 2013
WPI's Grupp to Receive Prestigious Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award
Boston, MA --- Gridiron Club of Greater Boston president Bob Norton has announced the major award...
November 16, 2013
WPI Closes Out Season With 35-21 Road Loss at Springfield
Springfield, MA --- Led by sophomore quarterback Jonathan Marrero with 17 carries for 131 yards,...
November 9, 2013
Antonopoulos, Grasis and Defense Help WPI Surprise Rochester
Worcester, MA --- John Antonopoulos tossed two touchdowns, Zach Grasis ran for two more scores and...
November 2, 2013
WPI Tripped Up At St. Lawrence
Canton, NY --- Senior quarterback Zane Fish (Evans Mills, NY) passed for a career-high four...
October 26, 2013
WPI Drops 26-14 Home Decision to US Merchant Marine
Worcester, MA --- Quarterback Matthew McDaniels and running back Zachary Boucher combined to rush...
October 12, 2013
WPI Dealt Setback on the Road at Union
Schenectady, NY --- Junior quarterback Connor Eck was 12 for 18 with two touchdowns to lead the...
October 5, 2013
WPI Suffers First Liberty League Loss at Nationally-Ranked Hobart
Geneva, NY --- The nationally-ranked Hobart football team produced a season-high 501 yards of...
October 3, 2013
WPI's Grupp Named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award Nominee
Dallas, TX --- Senior offensive lineman Tim Grupp has been named as a nominee for the 2013 National...
September 28, 2013
Full wrap: Rochester bounces back
A week after getting rolled at Gallaudet, Rochester handed Springfield its first loss, while RPI...
September 28, 2013
WPI Reclaims Transit Trophy With 27-14 Homecoming Win Over RPI
Worcester, MA --- Junior Zach Grasis garnered the Robert Pritchard Award for Most Outstanding Back...
September 26, 2013
History lesson: Engineering rivalries
Week 4 is perhaps the most odd Saturday on the schedule. There aren't many great rivalries, but...
September 21, 2013
Norwich Defeats WPI in Final Non-Conference Tuneup
Worcester, MA --- Running back Al Georgio and quarterback Keyen Foley combined to rush for 343 yards...
September 16, 2013
WPI's Lynch Tackles Liberty League Football Rookie of the Week Honors
Freshman Kevin Lynch has been selected as the Liberty League Football Rookie of the Week for games...
September 13, 2013
WPI Stunned by Late Touchdown at Worcester State
Worcester, MA --- Worcester State junior Jack Sprague hauled in a 22-yard touchdown pass on...
September 6, 2013
Grasis and Hamdan Combine for Six Touchdowns as WPI Topples Curry
Worcester, MA --- Junior Zach Grasis notched a career-best 195 yards on 31 carries and four...
November 16, 2012
A second senior season
As Mitch McClune lay in the hospital waiting to undergo surgery to reconstruct the lower part of his...
November 10, 2012
WPI Stymied by Springfield in Season Finale
Worcester, MA --- Springfield struck for a pair of touchdowns in the final 1:05 of the first half...
November 3, 2012
Turnovers Doom WPI in Liberty League Road Loss at Rochester
Rochester, NY --- The University of Rochester scored four touchdowns after takeaways and defeated...
October 27, 2012
Antonopoulos and McClune Key in WPI's 36-17 Win Over St. Lawrence
Worcester, MA --- Quarterback John Antonopoulos (Cambridge, MA) accounted for four touchdowns and...
October 20, 2012
WPI Suffers a Hard Fought 28-13 Loss at Merchant Marine
Kings Point, NY – The USMMA football team rattled off 28 straight points Saturday afternoon en...
October 6, 2012
Chambers and Turner Shine for WPI on Homecoming Against Union
Worcester, MA --- Quarterback Connor Eck threw for a touchdown and rushed for another to lead...
September 29, 2012
Nationally-Ranked Hobart Remains Unbeaten After Win Over WPI
Worcester, MA --- Nick Strang threw for 309 yards and three touchdown passes and the running back...
September 22, 2012
Rensselaer Takes Back the Transit Trophy with a 39-17 Victory Over WPI
Troy, NY --- Senior quarterback Mike Hermann threw two touchdowns and rushed for three others and...
September 15, 2012
WPI Stymied on the Road by 2011 NCAA Participant Norwich
Northfield, VT --- Senior running back Danny Triplett ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns to lead...
September 8, 2012
Worcester State Edges WPI 28-21 to Earn City Bragging Rights
Worcester, MA --- Corey Spencer threw for a pair of touchdowns and Kemani Jones eclipsed 100 yards...
September 1, 2012
Zach Grasis and Stout Defense Help WPI Football Defeat Curry to Open 2012 Season
Milton, MA --- Sophomore Zach Grasis rushed for a game-high 111 yards and two touchdowns, leading...
November 12, 2011
WPI's Rally Falls Short Against St. Lawrence
Worcester, MA --- Marcus Washington ran for 187 on 38 carries with two touchdowns as the visiting...
October 29, 2011
WPI Falls in the Snow 27-13 to Nationally-Ranked Hobart
Nationally-ranked Hobart registered a pair of touchdowns in the opening five minutes and dodged...
October 22, 2011
Second Half Rally Propels Rochester By WPI
Rochester, NY --- Clarence Onyiriuka (Painted Post, NY) ran for 158 yards and three touchdowns to...
October 19, 2011
Quick-thinking Mello
A promising football career at WPI, a mechanical engineering degree and his own skin -- Ernie Mello...
October 8, 2011
Antonopoulos' Four Touchdown Passes Not Enough For WPI Against Merchant Marine
Worcester, MA --- Led by quarterback Alex Coviello's (Cape Coral, FL) 243 rushing yards, the U.S....
October 1, 2011
Last-Second Field Goal Dooms WPI at Union
Schenectady, NY --- Senior kicker Adam Henry made a 22 yard field goal as time expired in regulation...
September 24, 2011
Mello's Four Touchdowns Helps WPI Keep the Transit Trophy in Worcester
Worcester, MA --- Ernie Mello rushed for 166 yards and four touchdowns and the WPI defense forced...
September 17, 2011
Running Game Powers WPI Past Becker 31-3
Leicester, MA --- The Crimson and Gray of WPI earned their first win of the season with a 31-3...
September 9, 2011
WPI's Comeback Attempt Thwarted By Fourth Quarter Worcester State Touchdown
Worcester, MA --- Senior Kenny Russell (Bedford, MA) amassed 41 yards of total offense with a pair...
September 3, 2011
WPI Drops Season Opener Against Division II Merrimack
North Andover, MA --- James Suozzo tossed four first-half touchdown passes, including a pair each to...
November 6, 2010
Late Comeback Falls Short in WPI's Loss to Susquehanna
Worcester, MA -- Sophomore linebacker Aaron Inch recorded a game-best 14 tackles, forced a fumble...
October 23, 2010
Pair of 4th Quarter Scores Dooms WPI in Loss to Rochester
Worcester, MA --- Rochester received fourth quarter touchdowns by Cainaan Webb and Braezen Subick to...
October 9, 2010
WPI Sees Early Lead Slip Away in Loss at Merchant Marine
Kings Point, NY --- The United States Merchant Marine Academy rallied from an early 9-0 deficit to...
October 3, 2010
Union Grinds Out Key Liberty League Win Over WPI
Worcester, MA --- Running back Chris Coney rushed for 197 yards and combined with quarterback Drew...
October 2, 2010
Drops Thriller to Union 25-17 on Homecoming
Worcester, MA --- Running back Chris Coney rushed for 197 yards and combined with quarterback Drew...
September 25, 2010
Football Brings Transit Trophy Back to Worcester With Win at RPI
Troy, NY --- Ernie Mello rushed for a career-best 129 yards, including a touchdown, to pace visiting...
September 18, 2010
Solid All Around Effort Boosts Football By Becker
Worcester, MA --- WPI forced five turnovers, returning back two interceptions for touchdowns and...
September 11, 2010
Worcester Polytech 27, Worcester State 20
Trevor Dunne (Cedar Knolls, NJ) hauled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Pat McAuley (Hingham, MA) in...
September 6, 2010
Breaking it all down
Get the first real analysis of the opening week of the season from Pat and Keith in the Around the...
September 4, 2010
Salve Regina 6, Worcester Polytech 3
Brendan Deasy's (Quincy, MA) 22-yard field goal late in the third quarter proved the difference...
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